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. but he is going to be ok, we understand. still to come on "gmt," barely a week after super storm sandy, thousands of homes plunged back into darkness with a fresh storm hitting the east coast. almost 50 people killed and many more missing after a strong earthquake off of guatemala's pacific coast. the number of deaths is likely to rise as emergency workers came through the debris. our central america correspondent in neighboring mexico city where there were tremors. >> this was the largest earthquake in guatemala since 1976. such was its power that it sent residence and office workers running into the streets as far away as mexico city. in the guatemalan capital, guatemala city, the impact was much greater. dowling masonry and damaging buildings. the country's civil emergency authorities immediately issued a national alert and the president told people to stay outside of their crack homes for fear of aftershocks. >> any time we have an earthquake of this magnitude, there is a very high risk of after shocks. there have already been 5. there could be after shocks that could have the inte
the cost of the superstorm, sandy. within the last hour, new york's subway has resumed a limited service at least. elsewhere, transport and infrastructure remains is he severely affected. today, 70 people are known to have been killed during the storm. on a visit to one of the worst affected areas, new jersey, president obama promised senior officials in all the affected states, 17 of them, that they have a direct line to his staff at the white house. we have this from new york. >> this island in new jersey, a state that was in the eye of the superstorm. such was the strength of sandy, this boat was tossed into someone's backyard. >> i promise. >> six days before the election, president obama went to see the damage for himself and pledged that the people here wouldn't be forgotten. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> the president's response has earned him compliments from an unlikely source, one of his republican opponents, mitt romney's biggest che
superstorm sandy has helped him make up his mind. rally inent obama's colorado in 2008, a young adoring crowd. >> are you fired up? [cheers] >> the placards or different, but the change is still on the agenda. it is just that change takes time, he says. >> you know where i stand and you know i'm willing to make tough decisions even when they are not politically convenient. [cheers and applause] >> the looked like he was enjoying himself, which was not always the case in this campaign. people wondered after he still had a fight in him, after his first debate. he also had good reason to smile. the unexpected backing of new york mayor michael bloomberg, out from managing the city's response to hurricane sandy to endorse president obama. he was not un critical of the president, but he link to the hurricane to climate change and said that the storm has brought tuesday's election into focus. he says president obama has taken major steps to reduce oour and consumption over the past four years. now, mitt romney has a history of tackling climate change. he signed a cap-and-trade plan as governor of ma
sandy will be able to vote today, as some areas remain without power. the new york governor has signed an executive order allowing residents to cast a provisional ballot or affidavit in any polling place in the state, and ability new jersey has also extended. there, a governor chris christie, has announced displaced new jersey residents can vote through e-mail and fax. state officials say they will also need to submit a paper ballot. in one coastal county in new jersey, officials reportedly hired a converted camper to deliver mail and ballots to storm shelters. >> because of the devastation across the state, all of the county clerks throughout the state of a jersey have extended hours so people can physically walk into our office and vote by mail, which the call it a vote by mail, but it is really like a paper ballot. they fill out the application, get a ballot, vote and can walk to the board of elections office down the hall. >> new york city plans to run shuttle buses today to bring coastal residents to the polls. the government has ordered a halt to home foreclosures on federally ba
has visited several areas of new york city, the ones hit worst by superstorm sandy. president promised to continue federal support for the victims. he said the hardest-hit areas would need a long-term recovery time. gordon 100 people were killed by the storm which hit the east coast of america two weeks ago. the spanish government has approved measures to help people facing evictions from their homes. the victims will be suspended for two years -- evictions will be suspended for two years our people cannot pay their debts. it's a growing problem in spain. this is gmt from bbc world news. at i am david eades. the sound of a large explosion was heard in tel aviv and sirens sounded as hamas continues firing rockets from gaza into israel. a core tenet has acquitted of desecration former generals of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the balkan conflicts in the 1990's. that's where we will stay for the moment. the acquittal of those two former generals. they had been convicted of war crimes and now they have been told they can go free. this is the reaction from their supporters i
. history may also conclude that the president benefited from his handling of hurricane sandy. to take america forward, barack obama will have to work with a divided congress, but in victory offered optimism. >> whether i have earned your vote or not, i have listened to you and learned from you, and you have made me a better president. and with your stories, i returned to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever on the future that lies ahead. >> so, it is over. the $2 billion election that shook america and left the political landscape intact, it falls to this man to deliver change again. abc news -- bbc news, washington. discussed these results overnight with tim gilmour, who has stayed with us. former governor, thank you very much for being with us here. mitt romney seemed to have so much going for him, particularly after that first debate. where did it go wrong after that? >> he did have momentum and people were very excited about his campaign, but at the end of the day people decided to give barack obama one more term to try to work on the economic problems facin
provisional ballots in any county if they were displaced by hurricane sandy, and as a result of that, we basically ran out of the paper ballots. there are at least 65 to my knowledge, if not know, that have been without paper ballots for hours. they are standing in line, determined to vote. they have every legal right to do so. when i left the call center, we had folks in line, saying they would not leave. >> we just have this late- breaking news. there is a projected winner in the missouri race. claire mccaskill in the senate race in missouri. and if you could just talk about the significance of claire mccaskill for a minute. >> her opponent was the man who talked about, he was the guy that refused to back down when every single visible means of report in the -- support in the republican party was running the other way. >> did they not say they would not give him another penny? >> yes, and then they gave him thousands of dollars. in the conversation we began about the demographic debates, with the reality that it looks as if the worst of the worst has been beaten back tonight, at least
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